Philadelphia Living - Places - Neighborhoods - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Areas of town with a distinct identity or official status as a business improvement district (BID), neighborhood association, or other designation
  • PACDC: Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations; works for "advocacy, policy development and technical assistance for community development corporations and other organizations in their efforts to rebuild communities and revitalize neighborhoods"; includes a locator map of neighborhoods and organizations
  • Historic: Philadelphia Historic Neighborhood Consortium; a group of more than 40 cultural institutions, museums, historic houses of worship and historic sites located within walking distance of the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall
  • Arts Avenue: Avenue of the Arts; Broad Street extending from Glenwood Avenue in the north to Washington Avenue in the south; entertainment and cultural district
  • Center City: Center City District and Central Philadelphia Development Corporation; area in the center of Philadelphia that is its commercial and cultural core; business improvement and historic revitalization
  • Old City: Historic and contemporary urban neighborhood; between Center City and the Delaware River; includes Independence Hall, Independence Visitor's Center, the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell Center; art galleries, musuems, restaurants, theaters, hotels
  • Society Hill: Society Hill Civic Association; bounded by Front and Eighth Streets (East to West) and Walnut and Lombard Streets (North to South)
  • South St: Eclectic urban neighborhood; shops, galleries, restaurants, businesses, residences, along street which had been the southern boundary of Philadelphia during the 19th century; 8 blocks south and parallel to Market Street; pedestrian walkway to Penn's Landing; Fabric Row, Zombie Crawl
  • Wash Sq W: Washington Square West Civic Association; Broad to 7th St. and (the north side of) Chestnut to (the north side of) South St.
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